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Legal 500 2021

Gray’s Inn Tax Chambers are delighted to have been ranked Top Tier 1 Leading Set for Tax: Corporate in the recently released Legal 500.

It went on to say ‘Well-known and respected, with strength in depth’, Gray’s Inn Tax Chambers is home to barristers focusing on all areas of direct and indirect tax, as well as private client work. Members act for both the revenue and taxpayer before the UK courts, but also have experience in Hong Kong. Litigation is a key pillar of chambers’ work, but there is also a substantial advisory practice

Tax Leading Silks

David Goldberg KC – ‘He fully deserves his excellent reputation.’ ‘An excellent tax silk.’

Nicola Shaw KC – ‘Powerful advocate.’ ‘Truly excellent for appellate work. She has a fantastic grasp of technical issues at UK and European level.’

Laurent Sykes KC – ‘Very responsive; a real problem-solver; commercial; has a deep knowledge of case law.’

Tax Leading Juniors

Nikhil Mehta – ‘He provides wise counsel and commercial common sense. His background in private practice as a solicitor also allows him to understand the complexities and wider legal considerations of commercial transactions and arrangements.’ ‘Is a very strong technical tax lawyer and is also very commercially minded.’

Conrad McDonnell – ‘He has a very strong attention to detail and superb technical understanding of the law.’

Michael Jones – ‘A brilliant tax junior and one of the brightest people I have ever worked with.’

Michael Firth – ‘He explains complex issues well and presents his arguments in a clear and concise fashion.’

Laura Inglis -‘Rising star’ ‘Able to grasp highly complex issues and provide clear explanations of tax law. Very thorough and diligent. She has a highly incisive intelligence. Really hard worker, technically excellent, very approachable.’ ‘Insightful. Practical. Outstanding knowledge of the law and its application.’

Recent tax cases:

Revenue and Customs v Hotel La Tour Ltd – Court of Appeal
21 May 2024
Lifestyle Equities CV & Anor v Ahmed & Anor – Supreme Court
15 May 2024
Beech Developments (Manchester) Ltd & Ors v Commissioners for His Majesty’s Revenue and Customs – Court of Appeal
09 May 2024
Osmond & Anor v Revenue and Customs – First-tier Tribunal
08 May 2024